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Guests are not official representatives of their medical conditions; each person and their experience is unique to them. There are too many different factors that go into shaping a person's experience of health and illness, making each one of those experiences unique. Please keep any social media interactions with our guests respectful and civil. Unless they have asked for it, please don't make suggestions about how to manage their condition.
And remember: just because something worked for one person does not mean it will work for you or anyone else.
There is an ongoing debate within the disability community as to whether person first (ex. person with a disability) or identity first (ex. disabled person) language is most appropriate. At In Sickness + In Health identity first language is a personal preference. Episode 23 guest, Kim Sauder, explains in this great post from her blog, some of the reasons why. We'll defer to guest preference, but generally use identity first language.
We're all adults here, and will be using adult language and discussing adult situations. In other words, we're going to swear a lot. Sorry if that's a deal-breaker for you, but we'd rather our guests feel comfortable expressing themselves in a natural way, instead of censoring themselves as they speak.
Terminology and preferred pronouns are discussed with each guest prior to recording. We do our best to make our guests feel comfortable enough to share their very personal stories and experience.